SCOUT COMICS January 2020 Solicitations

Scout Comics January 2020 cover
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CRUCIFIED Trade Paperback
Written by Sheldon Allen and Illustrated by Armin Ozdic  
Full Color, 144 pages, $17.99
ISBN: 9781949514230
Collecting all five issues of CRUCIFIED. The world’s deadliest contract killer just received his next target: A man some believe to be the modern Jesus Christ. Lucas Blank, a gun for hire, finds himself contracted by a powerful NGO to execute a figure known only as the Messiah, who recently stopped a Los Angeles race riot with a single word. Lucas is a professional and it’s just another job until he has his finger on the trigger and is about to complete the job, that is, until the Messiah sees him and he suffers a crisis of conscience. Failing his contract, the assassin becomes the target as Lucas begins to believe that maybe the Messiah is exactly who he claims to be and the NGO becomes more desperate than ever to see the Messiah dead at any costs, including sacrificing those that Lucas holds most dear. One bullet. One kill. A billion consequences.

 

ELECTRIC BLACK #4    
Written and Illustrated by Joseph Schmalke and Rich Woodall
Full Color, 32 pages
UPC: 85999000269900411- regular cover- $3.99
UPC: 85999000269900421- variant Neon cover- $6.99
The ELECTRIC BLACK, a cursed antique shop, appearing in any time or space, soliciting customers it hungers to corrupt or devour. After summoning The Electric Black, Michael Cloven and the surviving members of his cult find themselves trapped between a chainsaw wielding psycho and a Victorian age serial killer as they travel deeper into the foreboding halls of the cursed antique store seeking out an unholy book that will grant them god-like powers. Julius Black has other plans for the evil tome, and since the disappearance of Roy… there’s a new opening at the shop. Dare you enter the dreaded halls of THE ELECTRIC BLACK?

 

RED WINTER Trade Paperback
Written by Michael Gordon and Illustrated by Francisco Munoz and Alberto Massaggia
Full Color, 96 pages, $11.99
ISBN: 9781949514247
Collecting all four issues of RED WINTER. Eli Winter is a former NYPD Detective in his 50’s, now living in Kapotnya, the most crime-ridden district of Moscow. Eli is employed by local crime boss, Nikolai Dubrovsky, without whom Eli would likely be rotting in an American prison. Eli hates Kapotnya but sees a chance for redemption when he is enlisted to investigate the destruction of one of Dubrovsky’s meth labs. His men have been killed and all their blood money and merchandise have been stolen. Eli soon finds out the crime was committed by his estranged son, Joseph, as part of a rival gang initiation. Now Joseph needs his father's help, as he's in way over his head. Will Eli make the choice to protect his son from the vicious gang he works for and.is everything as it appears with Joseph Winter?

 

RISE #6
Written and Illustrated by Don Aguillo
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99    
UPC: 85999000266800611
“Threshold”. Stretched thin, far from home and hidden away from the world, Zak and her guardians unveil the terror that haunts their  makeshift home at the Inn as they face the very enemy that seeks to claim Felicity, while endeavoring the final phases of the young queen’s first Jasser trial.  In accepting what’s to come, Felicity makes a desperate plea with Frix. Senka finds she is unable to escape her own demons.  Balthazar races against time to save Felicity’s soul, and Echo suffers his with his own personal monsters.  Meanwhile, Pasif’kah’s darker corners reveal its true nature, and the queen’s relationships with her guardians are tested as more ghosts from their pasts emerge in unexpected places All of this and more in the thrilling conclusion to Chapter One of RISE.

 

STABBITY BUNNY #9
Written by Richard Rivera and Illustrated by Dwayne Biddix
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
UPC: 85999000249100911 – Cover A
UPC: 85999000249100921 – Cover B
The next chapter in the STABBITY BUNNY saga is here!  Taking place immediately after issue eight, Ronnie is in critical condition after a brutal hit-and-run that may not have been an accident.  Amanda and Grace have a new, unexpected companion, Dorian from the Smithsonian, who insists he must help them in their struggles and gives Amanda a gift to help even the odds.  Glyph's plans proceed as he spurs, Sloth, another sinister, and completely unmotivated, agent into action.

 

TART #1
Written by Kevin Joseph and Illustrated by Ludovic Salle
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
UPC: 85999000286600111
The newest entry in the new NONSTOP! Imprint where Scout releases a World Premiere issue followed by the entire story a few months later in one volume. History is a fragile thing. One small change can alter everything that comes after. A little boy has vanished in 1950’s New York. Everyone is baffled except a young woman, Tart Acid, who arrives out of thin air. Tart realizes that this is no ordinary kidnapping. All she knows is that if she’s been sent, a demon is loose and threatening the history of the world. Will she be able to find the boy before he becomes another casualty in Tart’s war against the forces of Hell?

 

WHITE ASH #1
Written by Charlie Stickney and Illustrated by Conor Hughes
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
UPC: - 85999000287300111-Cover A
UPC: - 85999000287300121-Cover B- retailer incentive
Welcome to White Ash, a small smudge of a town in Western Pennsylvania, where mining is a generational calling and the secrets are buried deeper than the coal in the mountain. As Aleck Zwerg tries to escape that legacy and head off to college, he falls into the orbit of the enigmatic Lillian Alden. Together, they race down a dangerous path, leading Aleck to uncover a secret about his family that changes everything he knows about himself and White Ash. And now, if he leaves, there will be no one left to protect the people of the town from an ancient evil that has just returned…It’s Romeo and Juliet meets Lord of the Rings… in rural Pennsylvania.
Retailer Incentives: Retailers purchasing a combination of ten copies of Cover A (1:10) of WHITE ASH #1 will unlock unlimited orders of Cover B by Valentina Pinti. Please reach out to your CS rep with questions about retailer incentives.

 

WRETCHES #3
Written by James E. Roche and Illustrated by Salo Farias
Full Color, 32 pages, $3.99
UPC: 85999000281100311
Sean must try to turn the tables on his robot kidnappers before they lose interest in the routine beatings and decide to finish him off.  With a mixture of pure deadliness and stealth, he’ll have to figure out a way to stick to the shadows and escape before it’s too late. After receiving word that Sean is being held in the elusive robot settlement, Shea struggles to hold on to hope. When she then discovers the robot stowaway, Burr, on her ship, the last thing she’d expect is that this encounter may lead to a very unlikely partnership and her best chance at rescuing Sean… That is, if they don’t kill each other in the process.

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